Folio (20 x 14.5 inches), publisher's half burgundy morocco and cloth-covered boards,  pp. 10 full-page facsimile reproductions of the original chromolithographs by Hannah Millard, each with accompanying discriptive text. Slipcase. Though the planned edition was for 310 copies, only 65 copies were completed: 25 bound and 40 in sheets. This number 44 of 65 copies. A superb facsimile of one of the rarest American color plate books - only 16 copies of the 1877 edition are known to exist. Zamorano Select #34a. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: GRAPES AND GRAPE VINES OF CALIFORNIA: A ...
Publisher: John Windle Publishing Co.
Publication Date: 1980
Book Condition: Fine. No slipcase
Edition: First edition thus.
Book Description John Windle Pub. Co., San Francisco, 1980. HARDBACK. no.12 of a limited edition (see details below), 20 x 14½ inches, 10 colour plates by Hannah Millard each with its own description, xi pages of a new introduction + (iii) pages of the preface to the original, top edges gilt, cloth covered boards with morocco spine, marbled endpapers, slip-case slightly worn at the corners, there is a note in pencil in the publisher's hand on the final blank that "This is the last copy from my inventory. One personal copy is being bound for me." NOTE 1:- The folio Windle edition, originally planned to be limited to 300 copies for sale (100 bound and 200 loose in a portfolio) and 10 hors commerce was, in fact, never completed. Only 25 were bound and 40 in portfolio. A quarto edition was published elsewhere later. The original edition, published by Edward Bosqui in 1877, is itself very scarce. It is believed to have been a small edition and that few complete sets were assembled. Of those, a significant proportion seem to have been lost or irreparably damaged in the earthquake of April 1906. As John Windle, the publisher of the 1980 edition, states on the limitation page, he examined every known copy in the United States. Of these 14 copies, 8 were damaged, stained, foxed or imperfect. Only 6 were perfect. NOTE 2:- Due to the size and weight (3.4kg.) of this book, there may be additional shipping costs. Bookseller Inventory # 1472